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Advice To Those Tempted By Hyperbole: ‘Don’t!’ – C S Lewis

Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers:  ‘Please will you do the job for me.’ C.S. Lewis

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Inflation Of Language: C S Lewis

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. C.S. Lewis The image is copyright: ArtFamily via Shutterstock

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